I’ve decided to zero in on portraits. I started going in every direction with painting but my real interest for now is painting portraits and figures. Maybe next year I will tackle the still life.
I painted a portrait of this beautiful 13 year old girl. I wanted to paint her portrait because I like her and because of her long long straight hair and beautiful rosy complexion. She has a fun happy personality that lights up a room. I gave the portrait to her mother for Christmas and it was well received, thank goodness. It’s scary giving someone a portrait of their child because its fairly easy to paint features but difficult to capture personality. I love how her brown eyes sparkle in this portrait.
I changed the chroma in the photograph of this painting, just for fun. It punched up the red and purple in her hair. It reminds me of the paintings I did last summer of my sisters kids. I like the painting both ways.
Su padre es mejicano por eso el nombe “Sonrisa.” Ella es bien linda y siempre tiede una sornrisa en su cara.